Replacement Rope and Cap
Time For A Change:
We suggest changing your Power Rope Ball plug and rope every year. This is a critical part of your product and should be checked regularly for wear or damage.
Check Your Rope For Signs Of Wear:
It's important to check your products for wear. Check the rope for any signs of abrasion due to excessive friction,
glazing or melting of the fibers giving it a hard glassy surface, any
increase or decrease in rope diameter, discoloration from exposure to
chemicals, loss of flexibility, core fiber exposure or kinking/ twisting
of the rope. These are signs of excessive abrasion, heat wear, broken
fibers or exposure to outside agents. These conditions will weaken rope
and can cause serious injury. Replace your rope if any of these conditions are present.
Check Your Urethane Caps For Signs Of Wear:
With continued use, periodically take the top rope cap out of the top of
the ball and inspect all surfaces. Pull the rope out of the top cap and
inspect the inner core for solid construction. Look for cracks, splits, tearing, abnormal color, imbedded debris an any non-smooth intact surface. A damaged top cap should
not be used.You can also check the rope around the urethane holes for signs of wear.
How To Change Your Rope Cap Assembly:
The rope and urethane rope cap are designed to be changed together. The black heat sealed rope ends prevent you from taking the rope out of the cap. Replace the entire assembly as one unit. Follow these steps:
- Untie all knots
- Pull the old top cap out. Stagger the rope ends to allow one to pass through at a time from the bottom flat plug
- Firmly grasp the bottom flat cap and pull. This has internal ridges and will be extremely tight. Do not use any sharp object or tools to remove this bottom flat plug
- Thread the new rope cap assembly through the top with the smooth inner ball surface
- Thread the bottom flat plug by staggering the rope ends.
- Pull one rope through and the second will follow
- Replace the bottom flat plug into the bottom with the inner ball ridges
- Slam your rope ball on the ground a few times to tighten the rope in the top plug
- Tie the bottom knot to secure the flat plug
If it's time to replace your rope then you are one Si Boards Maniac! Please contact us if you have any questions or need help replacing your rope. Happy slamming!
Getting The Most of Our Superior Rebound:
Our Power Rope Balls rebound unlike any other and creates tremendous reaction energy. The harder you slam against the wall the greater the fast rebound and eccentric muscle control with shoulder stability needed. To properly bounce against the wall you need full range of motion and to get your hand inches from the wall. Limited range prevents the middle of the ball from hitting the wall and a direct opposite rebound vs hitting the top of the ball.
Get The Right Rope Length For Your Needs and Skill Level:
The longer the rope the farther the weight is from your body. This creates greater force on your joints and can be difficult to control for beginners. A shorter rope may be a better starting point for beginners and those learning shoulder control. Longer ropes give you the ability to slam the Rope Balls on the ground and have more body clearance on the rebound.
How To Measure:
A general rule is to have the rope end at the inside of your elbow crease. This allows you to have ground clearance if doing big shoulder swings. You will have enough rope length for extra grip knots and hand wraps. Measure from the ground to the inside of your elbow.
Advanced users may want a longer rope for added hand wraps or behind the back swings.
User Height Suggestions:
- Up to 5'4" / 1.6 m: Suggested Short Rope Length
- 5'4" / 1.6 m to 6' / 1.8 m: Suggested Medium Rope Length
- Over 6' / 1.8 m: Suggested Long Rope Length
- Short Rope: 42" / 1 m
Medium Rope: 51" / 1.3 m
- Long Rope: 60" / 1.5 m
Top Rope Cap Material:
- Measure from the ground to the front crease of your elbow
- Rope should be at elbow or slightly above to allow ground clearance for full swings
- Advanced users or full body slinging can use longer ropes
- Rope length is measured from the ground to the end of the rope
- Each knot takes up 4" - 6" of rope length
- Short rope is 42" / 1 m from the floor to the rope end. Black rope cap.
- Medium rope is 51" / 1.3 m from the floor to the rope end. Red rope cap.
- Long rope is 60" / 1.5 m from the floor to the rope end. Blue rope cap.
- Solid and durable urethane mushroom shape
- Two center holes for the rope
- Recessed rope area to protect top rope from ground contact
- Cap is recessed 2" into the ball
Care and Maintenance:
- 7/16" dynamic sailing rope
- Soft on hands and easily flexible for knots
- 2" of adhesive shrink tubing protects the ends of the rope
- Untie bottom knot and split rope in two for hand hold variety
- When you first receive your Power Rope Ball the texture may feel slippery and appear shiny. This is the silicone mold release used during manufacturing.
- You may wash the silicone mold release off with dish soap and dry well with a towel. It may take several washings to completely remove any silicone.
- Once the silicone is removed the Power Rope Balls will not look shiny and will have a naturally tacky feel.
- Check your Power Rope Ball for any damage, including cracks or splits. Damaged items should not be used. Minor scuff marks are ok.
- Store your Power Rope Ball indoors and out of the elements, such as rain, extreme heat and cold and sunlight exposure. Do not store your items in contact with water, oils or solvents.
- Check the rope caps for splits, tears and any other signs of damage. The caps should have a secure fit into the ball.
- With continued use, periodically take the top rope cap out of the top of the ball and inspect all surfaces. Pull the rope out of the top cap and inspect the inner core for solid construction. A damaged top cap should not be used.
- Check the bottom rope cap for a secure fit into the bottom of the ball.
- Check the rope for any signs of abrasion due to excessive friction, glazing or melting of the fibers giving it a hard glassy surface, any increase or decrease in rope diameter, discoloration from exposure to chemicals, loss of flexibility, core fiber exposure or kinking/ twisting of the rope. These are signs of excessive abrasion, heat wear, broken fibers or exposure to outside agents. These conditions will weaken rope and can cause serious injury.
- Check all knots for a tight and secure fit. The knot at the bottom of the rope should have enough space to avoid coming loose.
- With continued use we suggest replacing the rope and caps on a yearly basis.